Take My Class!

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I’m teaching an Introduction to Foundation Piecing class this Friday morning from 10:30-1 at Capital Quilts in Gaithersburg, MD. I need one more person to register in order for the class to carry. Are you local and have *always* wanted to learn how to foundation piece? Do you have a friend in the DC area who you think might be interested? Thanks!

P.S. This is my sample “what not to do block” for my class.  Tip of the day: Don’t haphazardly trim spiderweb blocks or you will lose the seam allowance along the points. But, it’s pretty, so I thought I’d post it anyway. Happy sewing! 
More information here:

I will be teaching a Spiderweb block–something simple and achievable, even if you have never foundation pieced with fabric (or paper).  Here is my version from the 
Sweet Celebrations Book–the class sample is in progress and is full of bright, happy spring colors.

Here is the class description: 
In this class, we will be learning the basics of foundation piecing, or sewing fabric to a fabric foundation. The quilt design incorporates a traditional kite or spiderweb block with a modern aesthetic, including a variety of neutral solids, bold prints, and negative space. We will talk about color, design, and precision piecing as we work on the blocks in a relaxed environment. (I will also bring some paper piecing templates if anyone wants to practice, since the technique is the same).

The class catalog is here. 

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  1. Posted February 5, 2013 at 10:47 pm | Permalink

    I wish I could take the class! If it was on a weekend day, I totally would :)

  2. Posted February 6, 2013 at 5:28 pm | Permalink

    That sounds like a really interesting class. If only I didn’t have to be at work. I’ve never been up to Capital Quilts, but I really should check it out.

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